Proform - Laser Printer Interface

Proform - Laser Printer Interface


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ProForm provides a simple way for Progress applications to insert data into Laser printer data for HP LaserJet or compatible printers. This lets you design a complex form using Word Perfect or Ventura Publisher or any other compatible DOS or Unix package. Data is merged by field name, saving the Progress application from concern for pixel positions and fonts. Using ProForm it is easy to create picture perfect invoices, purchase orders, addressed envelopes, sales promotion cards, individualized marketing letters, government forms, etc, all printed from plain paper. Proform can be easily integrated seamlessly into your application, instead of requiring extra manual steps like mail merge programs.

Practically any desktop publishing or graphics package can be used for form creation, as long as it is smart enough to use the available fonts on the printer in question. Forms can be multiple pages in length and contain any valid printer codes. For instance, a form can contain both a letter and an envelope and a reply card if the printer has sufficient selectable paper bins. With a graphics package like Corel Draw (tm), it should be possible to bring in a form image from a page scanner and then allow Progress applications to place data in it.

In addition to the attached information, a full featured demo version of Proform is available for MS-DOS, SCO Unix, and some other platforms. Contact MNOP Ltd for details.